Developments in layout and design, internet technologies and mobile phone applications and advancements have created a huge demand for visual arts professionals with a high level of new skills and creative, artistic, commercial and communications talents.
The aim of this Level 6 Photography course is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently in a professional photographic media environment or to progress to further or higher education and training.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
On completion, students should have a strong Portfolio of images that will enable them to start their own photography business or obtain employment or entry into 3rd level courses.